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Empowered for Equity Consulting

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging consulting services for schools, organizations, and groups

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About Me

Hello!

I'm SJ Janjua (they/them)!

  • Passionate DEIB leader and practitioner who brings 10+ years of experience in ensuring the equity of K-12 schools and organizations.

  • Accomplished educator – former classroom teacher in the US and abroad, curriculum developer, teacher trainer, and classroom observer and evaluator.

  • Holds a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and a Master’s degree in International Education

  • Resides in Baltimore, MD, but works with schools and organizations all over the globe!

  • They use their lived experience as a transgender, non-binary, queer, mixed-race person to inform the work their work

  • Previously held board positions at Community Centric Fundraising and Trans Lifeline

 

SJ hopes to partner with your organization, school, or group to help you cultivate the tools necessary to make your world empowered for equity!

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Offerings

Offerings

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Organization Offerings

Workshops - 

-LGBTQ+ Allyship in the Workplace and Beyond
-Transgender Allyship in the Workplace and Beyond

-Gender Expansive Identities 101

-Building an Anti-Racist Workplace
-Cultivating Belonging at Work
-Inclusive Management and Decision Making 
-Building a Practice of Reflection

Technical Support: 
-Event Equity Audits
-Employee Policies and Procedures Equity Audits
-Org-wide culture assessments
-Restorative conversation moderation

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K-12 School Offerings

Workshops - 

-Strategies for Affirming the Identities and Experiences of LGBTQ+ Students 
-Gender Expansive Identities 101

-Unpacking Our Assumptions About Gender
-Building Impactful Spaces of Belonging: Student and Teacher Affinity Groups 
-Working Across Difference: Navigating Dialogues with Parents and Caregivers about LGBTQ+ Topics 

-Communicating our Support: Creating Inclusion Through Language

Technical Support - 

- Creating and implementing Gender Support Plans
-School-wide culture assessment

-Building out inclusive school policies and procedures

-Inclusive policy and procedure audits

-Inclusive curriculum audits

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Speaking Engagements

Keynote Speeches

Conference Plenaries, Breakout Sessions, or Intensives 

Panels 
Guest Speaking 

Past Speaking Engagements - 

National Partnership for Educational Access Conference (2024) 

Pride for Past, Present, and Future: A Pride Month Panel at The Winters Group (2024)

Trauma Sensitive Schools Symposium (2024)

DEIA Week Speaker at the United States International Trade Commission (2024)

PFLAG LA Board Meeting Guest Speaker (2024) 

Don't see an offering you're interested in? Reach out to use via email to discuss your needs!

Resources

"SJ provided a great session to help us deepen our understanding of the LGBTQ+ community and what we can do to support LGBTQ+ students in school. The presentation was so actionable - like you're sitting at lunch with a friend talking about important thing and getting inspired to take action."

- Arizona Adverse Childhood Experiences Consortium Workshop Participant

"Incredible session! So engaging, so informative, and so many actionable tips. Highly recommend bring SJ to your workplace to do this session on trans allyship."

-Ellucian Employee

"It is so refreshing to work with SJ! They are so passionate about the work they do, and are so knowledgeable. They have helped out school support LGBTQ+ students by creating more inclusive policies and helping our faculty and staff understand the need for these policies. We are leaps and bounds above where we were when we first started working together. Thank you, SJ!" 

- K-12 School Consulting Client

Events

  • LGBTQ+ Teacher Cohort - Fall 2023
    LGBTQ+ Teacher Cohort - Fall 2023
    Wed, Sep 13
    Zoom
    Sep 13, 2023, 7:00 PM EDT – Dec 13, 2023, 7:00 PM EST
    Zoom
    Sep 13, 2023, 7:00 PM EDT – Dec 13, 2023, 7:00 PM EST
    Zoom
    Come build community, share resources, and work through challenges together with other LGBTQ+ Teachers!
  • LGBTQ+ Support Circle - August 2023
    LGBTQ+ Support Circle - August 2023
    Wed, Aug 16
    Zoom
    Aug 16, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    Zoom
    Aug 16, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    Zoom
    Join us for a session centering grounding, self-care, community building, and support for LGBTQ+ educators.
  • LGBTQ+ Educator Support Circle - July 2023
    LGBTQ+ Educator Support Circle - July 2023
    Wed, Jul 19
    Zoom
    Jul 19, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    Zoom
    Jul 19, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    Zoom
    Join us for a session centering grounding, self-care, community building, and support for LGBTQ+ educators.
  • LGBTQ+ Educator Support Circle - June 2023
    LGBTQ+ Educator Support Circle - June 2023
    Wed, Jun 14
    Zoom
    Jun 14, 2023, 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM EDT
    Zoom
    Jun 14, 2023, 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM EDT
    Zoom
    Join us for a session centering grounding, self-care, community building, and support for LGBTQ+ educators.
Media

Media

Writing on Computer

Articles

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Podcasts

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Youtube Videos

Giving a Lecture

Provider Pages

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LinkedIN Live and IG Live

Contact
"An engaging presentation of what inclusion can look like. Helpful, reflective, and I love SJ's facilitation skills. Direct with infused humor and they ensure everyone feels comfortable and safe to discuss topics we might not know a lot about." 

-Singapore American School Workshop Participant

" This session really helped affirm a lot of the things we are trying to do at our school. It was great being able to speak with others in other schools to see what they are doing and then have SJ ask for our opinions and our thoughts. Everything was interactive, and it really seemed like they they care! Thank you!"

-Association of Maryland Independent Schools Workshop Participant

"SJ was a very engaged and passionate speaker. I really valued the time and thoughtfulness that was put into this presentation. It was very open and SJ created a space that felt safe and ready for any questions." 

-National Partnership for Educational Access Workshop Participant

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